Sydänhovi is a beautifully decorated and bright apartment in a semi-detached house in Ruka. Apartment is located in the peaceful area of Salmilampi where guests can enjoy a relaxing holiday next to the nature.
Right next to the double house there is an untouched forest and from the window guests can see the Salmilampi pond. Customers should walk only about 100 meters if they want to go fishing and the great berry picking terrains start right from the yard and there is also a swamp nearby for cloudberry picking.
Sydänhovi is a part of a semi-detached house that was built in 2009 and it is situated about 4 km away from the Ruka ski centre. Up to 8 people can be accommodated in the apartment (78 m2) with terrace towards the east. Downstairs there are two bedrooms. One bedroom – with a double bed and another one – with two separate beds. There is also a kitchen connected to a sitting room, a separate toilet, a sauna with an electric sauna stove and a washing room. Upstairs (17 m2) there is a sleeping place for two people (height of the room is partly 210 cm and partly 160 cm) and in the lobby (upstairs) there is also an alcove with two beds and it can be separated from the other room with a curtain (room height is 160 cm). There is also a separate toilet upstairs (height - 210 cm).
In the kitchen there is a dishwasher, a ceramic stove, an oven, a fridge & a freezer, a microwave oven, a coffee maker, an electric kettle, a toaster, a handheld vacuum cleaner and tableware for 12 people. In the cottage there is also a fireplace, 2 TV’s, a DVD player, a radio, a drying closet for wet clothes, a washing machine, a tumble dryer, ironing equipment (an iron & an ironing board) and a vacuum cleaner. Downstairs there is an under floor heating system and an air heat pump, and upstairs there are electric radiators. In the holiday apartment there is also mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. Equipment for children (a child’s bed, a high chair, safety gate and couple of sledges) are included into cottage equipment. There is a shared and warmed air-raid shelter where guests can take care of their skis.
During wintertime the ski tracks are about 100 m away (Talvijärvi-Viipusjärvi -route). The services of Ruka Ski centre are situated near the cottage (the distance to the centre is 4 km). The nearest ski bus stop is situated 750 meters away. A nice pond with a lot of fish is about 200 m away. One side of the pond is deep and it’s possible to catch a pike and a perch. From the cottage it’s about 2,5 km to the shop, 4 km - to the ski lift, 100 m - to ski tracks, 600 m - to snowmobile route, 8 km - to Ruka Golf, 12 km - to riding place and 26 km - to Kuusamo.
In this area there are 6 double houses in total, this apartment is next to the forest. Minimum booking period is 2 days. During the high season (Christmas, New Year, Epiphany and weeks 8 – 17) the minimum booking period is 1 week. During the high season the changing day is Saturday, during the other time the changing day can be negotiated. The final cleaning is compulsory/for an extra cost. Customers may bring their own bed linen or rent the bed linen for an extra cost. On weekly bookings: arrival – 16.00, departure – 12.00. On weekend bookings: arrival – 16.00, departure – 22.00. Pets are not allowed. Smoking is prohibited. The use of rental hot tubs is forbidden in the apartment’s yard. There is no swimming place and no barbecue place/ outdoor barbecue.